Health Care Assistant - TWA

Our Mental Health Inpatient area in the Hutt Valley, Te Whare Ahuru (TWA), has a dynamic and enthusiastic team, with a passion for providing specialist services and treatment to acutely unwell service users/tangata whaiora. This is part of Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service  MHAIDS 3DHB

TWA are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Health Care Assistant/Mental Health Support Worker. The ideal candidate will support service users/tangata whaiora to identify their strengths, goals and support them during a stressful time in their lives.

You will have

  • Good oral and written English and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Basic keyboard skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • The ability to work under direction but also carry out non-patient/whanau related tasks independently.
  • Awareness and commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • A certificate in Mental Health Support work or equivalent or currently training to become a health professional.
  • A current NZ driver’s licence.
  • Complete a satisfactory police check.
We only accept online applications.


Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries, please email 


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: SSHT12-19

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Monday, 5 August 2019